Stanford University

Research

Working papers

Screening and Selection: The Case of Mammograms
With Liran Einav, Amy Finkelstein, Tamar Oostrom, and Abigail Ostriker
Conditionally accepted, American Economic Review​​​​​
NBER working paper #26162

What Drives Prescription Opioid Abuse?  Evidence from Migration
With Amy Finkelstein and Matthew Gentzkow

Place-Based Drivers of Mortality: Evidence from Migration
With Amy Finkelstein and Matthew Gentzkow
Revised-and-resubmitted, American Economic Review​​​​​
NBER working paper #25975

Publications

Who Profits from Patents? Rent-Sharing at Innovative Firms
With Patrick Kline, Neviana Petkova, and Owen Zidar
2019, Quarterly Journal of Economics 134(3): 1343-1404
Copyright 2019, Oxford Journals
NBER working paper #25245
Online appendix

The More We Die, The More We Sell? A Simple Test of the Home-Market Effect
With Arnaud Costinot, Dave Donaldson, and Margaret Kyle
2019, Quarterly Journal of Economics 134(2): 843-894
Copyright 2019, Oxford Journals
NBER working paper #22538
NIH Public Access PMC6451965
Online appendix

How Do Patents Affect Follow-on Innovation? Evidence from the Human Genome
With Bhaven Sampat
2019, American Economic Review 109(1): 203-236
Copyright 2019, American Economic Association
NBER working paper #21666
NIH Public Access PMC6317741
Online appendix

How Do Patents Affect Research Investments?
2017, Annual Reviews of Economics 9: 441-469
Copyright 2017, Annual Reviews
NBER working paper #23088
NIH Public Access PMC5664960

Adjusting Risk Adjustment: Accounting for Variation in Diagnostic Intensity
With Amy Finkelstein, Matthew Gentzkow, and Peter Hull
2017, New England Journal of Medicine 376(7): 608-610 
Copyright 2017, NEJM Group
NIH Public Access PMC5380362
Supplementary Appendix 1
Supplementary Appendix 2

Sources of Geographic Variation in Health Care: Evidence from Patient Migration
With Amy Finkelstein and Matthew Gentzkow
2016, Quarterly Journal of Economics 131(4): 1681-1726
Copyright 2016, MIT Press
NBER working paper #20789
NIH Public Access PMC5243120
Online appendix

Why is Infant Mortality Higher in the US Than in Europe?
With Alice Chen and Emily Oster
2016, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 8(2): 89-124
Copyright 2016, American Economic Association
NBER working paper #20525
NIH Public Access PMC4856058

Paying on the Margin for Medical Care: Evidence from Breast Cancer Treatments
With Liran Einav and Amy Finkelstein
2016, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 8(1): 52-79
Copyright 2016, American Economic Association
NBER working paper #20226
NIH Public Access PMC4758371
Online appendix

Do Firms Underinvest in Long-Term Research? Evidence from Cancer Clinical Trials
With Eric Budish and Benjamin Roin
2015, American Economic Review 105(7): 2044-2085
Copyright 2015, American Economic Association
NBER working paper #19430
NIH Public Access PMC4557975
Online appendix
Data construction scripts
Awarded the Kauffman/iHEA Award for Health Care Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research
Awarded the iHEA Kenneth J. Arrow Award

Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation: Evidence from the Human Genome
2013, Journal of Political Economy 121(1): 1-27
Copyright 2013, University of Chicago Press
NBER working paper #16213
NIH Public Access PMC3955392
Online appendix

Estimating Marginal Returns to Medical Care: Evidence from At-Risk Newborns
With Douglas Almond, Joseph Doyle, and Amanda Kowalski
2010, Quarterly Journal of Economics 125(2): 591-634
Copyright 2010, MIT Press
NBER working paper #14522
NIH Public Access PMC2903901
Online appendix
Reply to Barreca et al.; 2011, Quarterly Journal of Economics 126(4): 2125-2131
Awarded the 2010 HCUP Outstanding Article of the Year award
Awarded the 2011 Garfield Economic Impact Award

Published Conference Proceedings

Internalizing Externalities: Designing Effective Data Policies
With Ryan Hill and Carolyn Stein
2020, American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings 110: 49-54
Copyright 2020, American Economic Association

Is American Health Care Uniquely Inefficient?  Evidence from Prescription Drugs
With Margaret Kyle
2017, American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings 107(5): 486-90
Copyright 2017, American Economic Association
NBER working paper #23068
NIH Public Access PMC5445925

Patents and Research Investments: Assessing the Empirical Evidence
With Eric Budish and Benjamin Roin
2016, American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings 106(5): 183-187
Copyright 2016, American Economic Association
NBER working paper #21889
NIH Public Access PMC4880049 
Online appendix

Other Writing

Reforming the Patent System
With Lisa Larrimore Ouellette 
2020,  The Hamilton Project: Policy Proposal 2020-12
Copyright 2020, Brookings Institution

A Toolkit of Policies to Promote Innovation
With Nicholas Bloom and John Van Reenen 
2019,  Journal of Economic Perspectives 33(3): 163-184
Copyright 2019, American Economic Association

On Shoulders of Giants
2018, Science 361(6408): 1195
Copyright 2018, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Standing on the Shoulders of Scotchmer: The Empirical Economics of Cumulative Innovation
With Jeffrey Furman, Fiona Murray, and Scott Stern
2017, in Stephen Maurer (editor),  On the Shoulders of Giants: 350-357.
Copyright 2017, Cambridge University Press

Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation: Evidence from Health Care Markets
2016, in Josh Lerner and Scott Stern (editors), Innovation Policy and the Economy Volume 16: 53-87.
Copyright 2016, University of Chicago Press
NBER working paper 21246

Innovation Inducement Prizes: Connecting Research to Policy
2012, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management  31(3): 752-776
Copyright 2012, Wiley-Blackwell

Incentivizing Innovation: Adding to the Tool Kit
With Michael Kremer 
2010, in Josh Lerner and Scott Stern (editors), Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 10: 1-17 
Copyright 2010, University of Chicago Press

Advance Market Commitments for Vaccines Against Neglected Diseases: Estimating Costs and Effectiveness
With Ernst Berndt, Rachel Glennerster, Michael Kremer, Jean Lee, Ruth Levine, and Georg Weizsäcker
2007, Health Economics 16(3): 491-511
Copyright 2007, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd 
NBER working paper # 11288

Creating Markets for Vaccines
With Rachel Glennerster and Michael Kremer 
2006, Innovations: Technology | Governance | Globalization 1(1): 67-79 
Copyright 2006, MIT Press

Advance Market Commitments: A Policy to Stimulate Investments in Vaccines for Neglected Diseases
With Owen Barder and Michael Kremer 
2006, The Economists' Voice 3(3): article 1 
Copyright 2006, Berkeley Electronic Press

The Price of Life
With Rachel Glennerster and Michael Kremer 
2005, Foreign Policy May/June: 26-27 
Copyright 2005, Foreign Policy